The nomination period for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is officially underway. The final nominations will be announced five weeks from now, on July 16. The awards themselves are scheduled for September 22. Those dates are a long way off, but there is no time like the present to offer a little advice to those members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences who may need a refresher or two when choosing to nominate performers and programs that were telecast between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Who can blame them? There are 165 contenders for Outstanding Drama Series alone! No wonder they never get their final nominee lists quite right.